For Christmas a very dear friend sent me a beautiful basket with all kinds of goodies and five count them five bottles of Sterling Vineyards wine. I have never tasted any Sterling wines so this would be an adventure. There was a three bottle of red and two bottles of white wine. A Zinfandel, Cabernet, Meritage. Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay. The first bottle we opened was the Zinfandel, 2011. Sterling Vineyards is a California wine, you can find them at http://www.sterlingvineyards.com. The Zinfandel is from Central Coast region.
I fixed a marinated roast and rosemary garlic roasted potatoes and the Zinfandel was a perfect accompaniment. Or maybe I should say the meal went very well with the wine, because it was the real star. The wine was a reddish purple color with berry aromas. The wine had a light taste, smooth with a nice bite and a soft finish. It was lighter than most other Zinfandels that I’ve tasted, but it was so tasty. This would be a great summer red wine on my buy again list.
Below is a picture of the basket and all of the goodies that came with it. I have eaten my way through sampling chocolates, cookies and crackers that I usually don’t ever eat. I just love the holidays.